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May Observances

Use these graphics on your social media platforms in support of other May themes and observances. Below is a calendar of observances for all of May.


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May Monthly Observances

May Toolkit calendar showing dates of various holidays during the month.


Melanoma Awareness Month

Infographic on Melanoma Awareness Month showing a woman running.

Suggested social media message: “Melanoma is a less-common but aggressive form of skin cancer that can invade nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body. Preventing melanoma and other types of skin cancers starts with proper sun protection.”  https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/skincancer/index.htm


Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Social media graphic support Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month showing a multicolored geographic design.

Suggested social media message: May is Asian America and Pacific Islander Month, a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a rich history of contributing to the U.S. military and the Military Health System.  #EngageEachOther”  https://www.cdc.gov/healthequity/features/asian-pacific/index.html


National Emergency Medical Services Week (May 16-22)

Social media graphic for National Emergency Medical Services Week showing a medical symbol and the American flag.

Suggested social media message: “Thank you to every first responder serving in the #MHS, the U.S. Military and across our communities! #CaringForOurCommunities” https://www.ems.gov/  


National Hospital Week (May 9-15)

Social media graphic for National Hospital Week showing military medical treatment facility personnel arriving to work during the pandemic

Suggested social media message: “During National Hospital Week, the #MHS is highlighting our hospitals and health care workers, and the many innovative ways they are supporting the needs of service members and the military community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.”  https://www.tricare.mil/mtf


National Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 7)

 Social media graphic for National Military Spouse Appreciation Day showing a service member with their spouse.

Suggested social media message: “On May 7 we celebrate National Military Spouses Day, to recognize and celebrate our better halves. Military spouses serve right alongside their service member, and their commitment and support also help keep our nation safe. Thank you to all military spouses out there!  #MilSpouse”


National Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 7)

Social media graphic for National Military Spouse Appreciation Day showing a service member with their spouse.

Suggested social media message: “On May 7 we celebrate National Military Spouses Day, to recognize and celebrate our better halves. Military spouses serve right alongside their service member, and their commitment and support also help keep our nation safe. Thank you to all military spouses out there!  #MilSpouse”


Mother’s Day (May 9)

: Social media graphic celebrating Mother’s Day, showing a service member and her young daughter on a pink background. Alt Text: “Happy Mother’s Day”

Suggested social media message:  “Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!”


National Armed Forces Day (May 15)

Social Media graphic for National Armed Forces Day, showing the military service seals and a service member saluting. Alt Text: “National Armed Forces Day”

Suggested social media message: “Thank you to every service member for your patriotic service to our country!”


National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness (May 19)

Social media graphic recognizing National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Suggested social media message: “National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed annually on May 19 to educate the public about the impact of HIV stigma among Asian and Pacific Islander people.  #LetsStopHIVTogether”  https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/napihaad.html


Memorial Day (May 31)

Social media graphic for Memorial Day showing a service member saluting the flag.

Suggested social media message: “On Memorial Day, we thank the heroes who gave their life in service to our country, and to the families they left behind. Thank you for your service, bravery and sacrifice."


World No Tobacco Day (May 31)

Social media graphic for World No Tobacco Day, showing a fist stamping out a cigarette overlaid on a map of the Earth

Suggested social media message:  “Quitting tobacco is hard, but the #MHS is dedicated to helping active duty service members, veterans, retirees, and their families succeed in their attempt to quit tobacco.  #WorldNoTobaccoDay”  https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness/Preventive-Health/TobaccoFree-Living

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